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Poster: bluedevil Date: May 27, 2011 7:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: I'm in mourning...

http://www.npr.org/blogs/therecord/2011/05/27/136731274/gil-scott-heron-poet-and-musician-has-died

It's truly winter in america... Do yourself a favor, and get a copy of Gil and Brian Jackson's "It's Your World". A CLASSIC that I return to time and time and time again...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bujlRZNPh_E

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Poster: wineland Date: May 27, 2011 8:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I'm in mourning...

I'm sorry to say I haven't dug into his music yet. Sounds Curtis Mayfieldish, which is a good thing in my book.

I just finished listening to Home is Where the Hatred Is. Sometimes you hear something and you say, where has this been all my life. Willie Dixon I am the Blues album did that for me. Led Zeppelin Blackdog was another. I am definitely seeking out GS-BJ.

This post was modified by wineland on 2011-05-28 03:38:01

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Poster: bluedevil Date: May 27, 2011 9:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I'm in mourning...

Love Curtis. Here's another taste of Gil.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UprRB_-8yBY


Sometimes it takes death to get a genius the fame he deserves. I'm happy he went out with a resurgence in interest after his last release.

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Poster: wineland Date: May 28, 2011 10:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I'm in mourning...

I love this man's story the more I read about it. Check out AltheaRose's post to the New Yorker. A wonderfully written article.
http://www.archive.org/post/377963/scott-heron-also-played-for-clive

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Poster: yesss! Date: May 28, 2011 2:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I'm in mourning...

sad day indeed.

this may be somewhat of an aesthetic departure, but i absolutely love this remix of a song that may be relevant...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7c3wRzUUjs&;feature=player_embedded

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Poster: splue Date: May 27, 2011 7:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: mourning

vry sad :( that link u posted is incredible music, thx.

This post was modified by splue on 2011-05-28 02:30:54

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: May 28, 2011 12:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: mourning

Sad indeed. I`m only familiar with the collection type material but have loved that stuff since I got turned on to him in the mid 80`s. I know what a huge fan you are BD so I know this must hit you deep.

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: May 27, 2011 8:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: mourning

A sad day indeed,he was a talent that comes along far too infrequently.I did get to smoke a joint with him at a Last Poets show in NYC in the late 70's and must say he had a powerful presence and a booming laugh.The hip-hop community would be well advised to take a page from his book.